Dreamers by Yuyi Morales


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By Carmen Zeisler


Dreamers by Yuyi Morales is the true story of the author and her son and how books and the library helped them as they immigrated to the United States of America.

Possible strategy instruction: 

  • C: Use prior knowledge to connect with a text. 
  • C: Ask questions throughout the reading process.
  • A: Chunk letters and sounds together
  • F: Read text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling.
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.
  • E: Ask someone to define the word for you.

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